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Evans's family
Evans
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Small business
faceAge:
34
homeHousehold Size:
4
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($483 USD)
access_time 4 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer on boosting my welding business so that I can get income to feed and provide for my family.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
The difference in my life than it would be if I never received the transfer is enlarging my business which has enable me to win more tenders. Thanks to GD.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, GD has done well by sending to recipient unconditional cash. GD has not done well by stopping the transfers.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
Having won a tender with county government on building resting sheds, i spent all my second transfer on the project.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I nowadays get many construction tenders having successfully and promptly completed the one assigned by the county government; thanks to GD transfer.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I used my token to pay a debt KES 8700 and bought food KES 1250.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to use my upcoming lump-sum payment to buy 3 cows and a plough.
 
Enrolled
access_time almost 5 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to use my transfer to invest in farming by purchasing four bulls for ploughing so I can plough in good time and get good produce.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is that I have worked hard to purchase my own land.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I am facing in life is that due to land conflict, I have no house of my own.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when I am back home and enjoying reading my novels.